An avoidable collision between a
General Dynamics Electric Boat says it has been awarded a contract to perform material procurement and repair work on the USS Hartford (SSN-768), a Los Angeles-class attack submarine damaged in a collision with the USS New Orleans (LPD-18) on March 20.
Under the contract, a modification of which was announced last week, GD Electric Boat will perform off-hull fabrication of the port retractable bow plane as well as material procurement and off-hull fabrication of the sail to restore USS Hartford to full-service condition.
Work is expected to be completed by January 2010.
The contract initially was awarded May 21.
The collision was the second major accident involving the
In the latest incident, the New Orleans, a new San Antonio class ship only commissioned in 2007, suffered a ruptured a fuel tank.
The US Navy announced April 14 that Commander Ryan Brookhart had been relieved of duty because his superiors had lost confidence in his ability to command.